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Pierre Alechinsky

Belgium Born in: 1927 Bestsellers Masterpieces

Pierre Alechinsky was born in Brussels in 1927. From 1944 to 1948, he studied typography, photography, and printing and illustration techniques at the Ecole nationale d'architechure et des arts décoratifs de la Cambre in Brussels. In 1945, he discovered the work of Michaux, of Dubuffet, and of the Surrealists, and becomes friends with the critic and art dealer Jacques Putman. His first personal exposition took place in 1947. Then in 1949 he met Dotremont and became a member of the Cobra movement in the same year, joining artists Asger Jorn and Karel Appel; he became one of the most productive members. The movement held an importance for him as much on a personal level as an ideological one: uninhibited spontaneity in art, the rejection of pure abstraction, and a refusal to specialize.

After the dissolution of the Cobra group, whose spirit he would continue to foster (“Cobra is my school", he would say), Pierre Alechinsky moved to Paris. He finished his training as an engraver and introduced new techniques to Atelier 17, directed by Stanley William Hayter. It is during this same time beginning in 1952 that he became friends with Alberto Giacometti, Bram Van Velde, Wallace Ting, and that he began correspondence with the Japanese calligrapher Shiryu Morita de Kyoto. He progressively abandons oil painting for quicker and lore supple materials, such as ink, that allowed him freer reign over his fluid and sensitive style. Fascinated by oriental calligraphy, whose spontaneity attracted him, he undertook several trips to the Orient and in Kyoto made a documentary film on traditional Japanese art.

Beginning in the 1960s, Alechinsky began making frequent visits to New York, where he discovered a technique that suited him well – acrylic painting, introduced to him by Wallace Ting. The same year, he created his most famous work, “Central Park", with which he inaugurates painting “with notes in the margins" inspired by comic books, where the central image is surrounded by a series of hand-drawn vignettes designed to complete the sense of the painting.

Passionate about books, he illustrated poems and texts for writers including Cioran, Butor, Yves Bonnefoy, André Frénaud, Tardieu, etc, and published several works. In 1983 Alechinsky became a professor of painting at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since the 1980s, the artist has pursued his graphic research across a wide variety of media. It is in this same period that he gained access to the public order (Palais Bourbon, Hall du Ministère des Finances, etc). Expositions and retrospectives recognize him internationally, museums as well as galleries welcoming his work across the world entire. He lives and works in Bougival.

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Pierre Alechinsky, Bouches d'eau II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Bouches d'eau II, 1986
55.5 x 75.5 cm
Print

$1,518

Pierre Alechinsky, Restez assis, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Restez assis, 1982
22 x 26.5 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$15,809

Pierre Alechinsky, Dans le taillis, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Dans le taillis, 2015
39 x 26 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$15,177

Pierre Alechinsky, Bouche d'eau I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Bouche d'eau I, 1986
55.5 x 75.5 cm
Print

$1,518

Pierre Alechinsky, Great Flying Object, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Great Flying Object, 1978
64.8 x 47 cm
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Wordly Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Wordly Flying Objects, 1978
64.8 x 47 cm
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Galactic Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Galactic Flying Objects, 1978
64.8 x 47 cm
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 4, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 4, 2019
49.5 x 40 cm
Print

$1,126

Pierre Alechinsky, Bouche d’eau III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Bouche d’eau III, 1986
55.5 x 75.5 cm
Print

$1,518

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit, 2019
49.5 x 40 cm
Print

$5,059

Pierre Alechinsky, Griseire à minuit 5, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griseire à minuit 5, 2019
49.5 x 40 cm
Print

$1,126

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 3, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 3, 2019
49.5 x 40 cm
Print

$1,126

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 2, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 2, 2019
49.5 x 40 cm
Print

$1,126

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 1, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 1, 2019
49.5 x 40 cm
Print

$1,126

Pierre Alechinsky, Si près, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Si près, 2007
19.5 x 13.4 cm
Print

$379

Pierre Alechinsky, Ophtalmologue, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ophtalmologue, 1972
74 x 54 x 0.2 cm
Print

$2,782

Pierre Alechinsky, Honte bue, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Honte bue, 2012
27 x 20.5 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$15,809

Pierre Alechinsky, Cobra, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Cobra, 2000
34 x 27 cm
Print

$506

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce F, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce F, 1990
78 x 112 cm
Print

$2,656

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce B, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

$2,656

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
27.5 x 18.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,427

Pierre Alechinsky, Was ist Los, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Was ist Los, 2013
21.5 x 15 cm
Print

$379

Pierre Alechinsky, Christian Dotremont, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Christian Dotremont, 2007
22.2 x 13 cm
Print

$316

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots II, 2007
37 x 28 cm
Print

$443

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

$316

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique II, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$822

Pierre Alechinsky, Printemps année vingt, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Printemps année vingt, 2020
31 x 21.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$12,647

Pierre Alechinsky, Tout sur le dos, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Tout sur le dos, 2013
60 x 60.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$60,707

Pierre Alechinsky, Arrières pensées, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Arrières pensées, 2012
34 x 87 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$18,971

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, Ainsi ne soit-il pas, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ainsi ne soit-il pas, 1998
66 x 51 cm
Print

$1,518

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, La beauté désœuvre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

La beauté désœuvre, 1998
66 x 51 cm
Print

$1,518

Pierre Alechinsky, Ouverture et finale, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ouverture et finale, 1989
51 x 40 cm
Print

$2,024

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce C, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce C, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

$2,656

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce E, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce E, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

$2,656

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

$316

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

$316

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
Print

$316

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
27.5 x 18.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,427

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique IV, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$822

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique III, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$822

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique I, 2018
27 x 32.5 cm
Print

$822

Pierre Alechinsky, Au pied du mur, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Au pied du mur, 1988
36.5 x 23 cm
Print

$8,853

Pierre Alechinsky, Arrondissement n° 12, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Arrondissement n° 12, 1983
31.5 x 47.5 cm
Print

$632

Pierre Alechinsky, Vibrions N&B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Vibrions N&B, 1990
58 x 66.5 cm
Print

$1,518

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale I, 1970
66 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,012

Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale II, 1970
66 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,012

Pierre Alechinsky, Quatre-vingt-dix 1, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quatre-vingt-dix 1, 2016
38 x 29 cm
Print

$2,529

Pierre Alechinsky, Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem, 2015
20 x 14 cm
Print

$354

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans Titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans Titre, 1970
72 x 48 cm
Print

$1,771

Pierre Alechinsky, Poèmes à peine poèmes, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Poèmes à peine poèmes, 1990
22.5 x 19.5 x 0.2 cm
Print

$569

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
26 x 19 x 1 cm
Print

$712

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
26 x 19 x 1 cm
Print

$822

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 1980
76 x 56 cm
Print

$1,518

Pierre Alechinsky, Image, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Image, 1970
38 x 54.5 x 0.1 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Mots III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots III, 2007
37 x 28 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
24 x 17 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Sur le velours, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Sur le velours, 2009
60 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

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Pierre Alechinsky, Le plus beau cadeau, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Le plus beau cadeau, 1987
64 x 46 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, L'eau grise, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

L'eau grise, 1990
133 x 98 x 1 cm
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Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce D, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce D, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
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